Annual camel festival races from Sept 20

BARKA: During a meeting held at the Royal Camels Corps premises on Monday by the Royal Court Affairs and the camel owners and trainers in the presence of Nasr bin Hamoud al Kindi, Secretary-General of the Royal Court Affairs, Shaikh Said bin Saud al Ghufaili, Chairman of the Omani Camel Race Federation, Humaid bin Ali al Zarie, Director-General of the Royal Camels Corps and representative of the Ministry of Interior, and the Royal Camels Corps announced the dates of the 15th annual festival for the local camel races 2017-2018.
The secretary-general of the Royal Court Affairs affirmed that the festival is supported and cared by His Majesty the Sultan. He praised the achievements made by the camel trainers last year at the different levels.
He pointed out that the first camel race will be held at Al Bashayer Racetrack in the Wilayat of Adam on September 20, and 21.
The races will be held at Al Bashayer Racetrack in the Wilayat of Adam in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah, Al Abyadh Racetrack in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah, Suhar Racetrack in the Wilayat of Suhar in the Governorate of North Al Batinah, Al Fulaij Racetrack in the Wilayat of Barka in the Governorate of South Al Batinah, in addition to Al Muzaynah and Al Mahalbah and competitive races in the Wilayat of Thamrait in the Governorate of Dhofar.
The second race will be held at Al Abyadh Racetrack in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi on October 4-5.
The third race will be held at Al Bashayer Racetrack in the Wilayat of Adam on October 19, 20.
The Al Muzaynah and Al Mahalbah and competitive races will be held in the Wilayat of Thamrait in the Governorate of Dhofar on November 4th-9th 2017.
The competitions will be then held at the Wilayat of Suhar on November 15, 16, on Al Abyadh Racetrack in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi on December 6th-7th, at the Wilayat of Suhar on December 13, 14.
7 competitions will then be held at Al Fulaij Racetrack in Barka on December 7-21, December 27, 28, January 9-11, 2018, January 20-25, 2018, January 31 and February 1, 2018 and February 21-22.
The concluding race for His Majesty the Sultan’s Cup for local camel races for 2018 will be held on March 19-22, 2018. — ONA